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    New Fall Sale- Motorcycle 7 inch Headlight Shell | 7 inch lens 7.75" overall OD All Steel | Bucket ONLY

    I've checked this site a few times. There's no sale stuff. WTF is this ad about?
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    Found a $300 CB550

    With the motor fully painted and case covers polished out, I feel like I turned a corner tonight. Before I painted the head I lapped the valves and cleaned them up. Tonight I finished the valve job. The beginning of assembling this thing. The astounding thing about it is that I didn't loose any...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Bottom end with finish paint. The original guy gouged up the bottom end quite a bit trying to clean it up. In spite of that it came out pretty good. Time to start putting it together. New clutch plates, all new screws and bolts, pistons, electronic ignition & Murray's Carbs. This motor didn't...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Great build thread. I love the reference to DG.
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    Found a $300 CB550

    That's an excellent idea. I'm not going to use the stock fender but I want a small fender. The stock one that I have is in really good condition and I hate to break it up.
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    Found a $300 CB550

    I finally got the bottom end of the motor prepped and primed. I got this motorcycle on June 22 and it's taken 3 months to get the top end painted and the bottom primed. It's not show quality but it's not a hack job either. This prep work takes a lot of time if you want it to come out good. I'll...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Thanks for a good idea. I went on and immediately found quite a few. BTW, if that's your bike, it's way cool.
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Suspension I was trying to decide what to do about fork tubes. They are clean up to the triple clamp but some rust above them which was covered by the headlight brackets. I could clean them up but they're just going to rust again. I could get Chinese tubes for around $200 but they would probably...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Motogadget Prices When I was trying to buy out the M-Unit and accessories, there were no companies in the USA that had them in stock. I decided check with Motogadget directly in Germany. They have an option to change the language to English and then it's easy to navigate their site. It turned...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Questions and Advice Needed Most of the work that needs to be done is pretty straightforward. I feel like the worst of it was cleaning up this motor and that's done. I still have some hunting and gathering to do. I'm looking for advice on finding a few parts. I've seen a lot of people...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    thanks
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    Found a $300 CB550

    MY next task is paint the bottom end. Then I can finally begin to assemble this motor. The motor assembly seems like a piece of cake compared to getting it cleaned up. I feel like with the carbs, pistons and electronics, this is as close to a brand new motor as your gonna get, Once the motor is...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    MAKING SOME PROGRESS After a crazy amount of hours removing 2 layers of paint and grime from this motor I still couldn't get it in paint ready condition. I used aircraft paint stripper and then a Dremel with little brass wire brushes. Then blast the debris off with an air compressor. The brass...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    PLEASE NOTE: I'm 66 years old. I started putting motors on my bicycles when I was 13 years old. I love 2 wheeled machines with motors. I owned motocross and woods bikes until I was almost 40. Never had a street bike. At 56 years old, my GF asked me to go with her and her son who was home on...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    More Hunting and Gathering Thank God I'm not doing this for any reason other than I love doing it. I've sort of lost my mind buying new stuff but screw it. So far, Murrays Carbs, M-Unit, digital display and other accessories noted previously, virtually all of the motor bolts, screws and nuts...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    A STROKE OF GENIUS....But I'm not the genius. I was all set to throw some money at a parts washer but found out real parts washer fluid is expensive and I was unlikely to get that much use out of it after this build. I googled diy parts washer and found this on YouTube. The genius said Tide...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Learning to Polish Aluminum Having figured out that Honda painted their motors, I learned what to paint and what to polish. I had stripped the tank covers on my 2016 Ducati Scrambler and polished them out but had to do more research on how to restore and polish old parts. It's mostly a process...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Here some pictures of the stuff I've bought. Not everything as I've topped the $4000 mark. I just ordered a set of American made fork tubes from Franks Forks and had a set of Hagon shocks assembled with the correct spring rate and a little bit longer to improve handling. This Motogadget stuff is...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    Hunting and gathering. I got a set of Murray's carbs for $700 and sold a set and a half plus rebuild kits on Ebay for $200. The one thing different from this picture is that the new manifold eliminates the rubber adaptors. These things are wicked cool and a big boost in low end performance...
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    Found a $300 CB550

    It's interesting to see these basket case projects that get abandoned. I think once they are looking at the motor, carbs, wiring and money reality kicks in and they sit. I've been wrenching on my own bikes since I was 13. I'm far from a master mechanic but I have some skills and will not stop...
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